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Friday, December 30

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    Gillette, H. (2006). Camden after the fall. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: University of Pennsylvania Press.
    History. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.ci.camden.nj.us/history/
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Wednesday, April 29

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    Land bank bill to tackle blight in pa.. (2013, January 17). Retrieved from http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?id=8958227
    Public Interest Law Center. (2013). Grounded in Philly. Retrieved from http://www.groundedinphilly.org/
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    Mar. 2015. <http://philadelphialandbank.org/rfps.html>.Retrieved from http://philadelphialandbank.org/rfps.html
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    Mayor Nutter continues to address the need for Philadelphia being a cleaner city in 2008 at the inaugural. Furthermore, Mayor Nutter created the Mayor's Office of Sustainability. MOS (Mayor Office of Sustainability) servers as an independent source to the city directly. Since developing this organization in 2008 they have identified the plan and execution of altering the city in a cleaner greener way, this is later referred to as the Greenworks Philadelphia the “commitment to make this the greenest city in America”.
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    On July 4th 2004 in the middle of the night Pennsylvania passed Act 71 with no public debate. The act made casinos legal and created the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB). The act also created 14 licenses for new casinos to be built in the state, 2 of which went to the city of Philadelphia. New Jersey and Nevada were the only states that legalized gambling in the 1980s, but by 2007 37 states had legalized some form of gambling, resulting in a spike of revenue from $16 billion to $30.29 billion according to the American Gaming Association (Calvano & Andersson, 2010).
    The chairman of the PGCB claims in the 2012-2013 annual report that the state had a return of $1.5 billion which helped reduce property tax for the past six years, as well as wage taxes. He also states that the casinos provided jobs to more than 16,000 person, and made hundreds of millions of dollars in purchases of goods and services from other businesses in the state. ("Pennsylvania gaming control," 2013)
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    During the later months of 2014, critics argued that Philadelphia could not withstand another casino, but on the contrary there were still people who favored with Philadelphia having a second casino license. The second casino license was set to be issued to one out of the four casinos that applied years prior to the licence being publicly announced; the casino that was supposed to get awarded the second licence was Live! Hotel and Casino which was owned by Stadium Casino.
    (2013). Pennsylvania gaming control board annual report. Retrieved from Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Annual Report website: http://gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov/files/communications/2012-2013_PGCB_Annual_Report.pdf
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Tuesday, April 28

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    Most people can only imagine what it is like to be hungry, cold, struggling to clothe your children, worried about their safety, stressed because the electric bill was due last week and the rent is due this week? One can envision the feelings of isolation and the sense that the weight of the world is on people who struggle for basic needs and security. This is a challenge that an extremely high amount of Camden’s residents face each day.
    Faith-Based Organizations have been a consistent source of refuge to the marginalized in the Camden community. As times have changed and the need to provide and receive basic needs, faith-based organizations have continued to work toward achieving their mission of “Improving the quality of life and empowering Camden residents with the tools needed to rebuild Camden”.
    Cathedral Kitchen mission is a programto provide essential life services that support the health and well-being of those in our community. For the past three decades the core programs has been a partto serve meals in their dining room. Serving meals Monday-Friday 4-5 pm and Saturday 12-1pm consisting of Camden for 38 years. It providesnutritious meals seven dayswith proteins, vegetables and or salads, a week (2012 servedstarch, beverage and dessert. CK provides over 120,000200,000 meals atbut also provide 7,400 meals for local after school program, traditional housing programs and other agencies. Food that CK doesn’t use they call local food pantries or smaller soup kitchens to pick up the kitchen)food so it doesn’t go to waste. CK always relied on volunteers to make their program possible. There are 7,000 slots to be filled each year to serve meals, saving CK thousands in staffing costs. Serving food isn't the only thing that volunteers due other roles consist of picking up or delivering food or helping in the office. Volunteers come from diverse backgrounds and providesfaiths from all ages that come from the city or the suburbs. Bringing an extreme dynamic coming together for a take home bag which contains additional food. Thegood cause “people of all nations” can work together.
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    Volunteer application-
    http://cathedralkitchen.org/get_involved/volunteer/
    Summer time is
    Cathedral KitchenKitchens biggest time of needs. The kitchen is closed on Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Christmas, and News Years Day. On Thanksgiving the Volunteer Center of Camden County uses the kitchen to provide a holiday meal and also supplies foodprovides room for shelters and after {http://cdncache1-a.akamaihd.net/items/it/img/arrow-10x10.png} (6500 per year). The most current activitiesthe staff to enjoy their meals with their families.
    For younger volunteers easy tasks can help
    that can be done at home in school or with their faith based organization to provide utensil packets, place mats of decoration with short messages, and centerpieces to make the CK dining room for festive and creative.
    (CAT) Culinary Arts Training was launched back in 2009 its first job training initiative. Program targets residents of Camden who
    are being embracedunemployed or underemployed, unskilled or at risk of homelessness. This program has no tuition fee textbooks, study material; chef uniforms and shoes are all provided and funded by CK. Afterwards students are employed by agencies that have a high demand of job assistance in shelters, halfway houses for the [[#|culinary program]] which trainslocal Camden residents (40 per year)population. CAT operates twice a year for 17 weeks with a future career ascurriculum of various cooking and baking methods along with food safety and sanitation. As of 2013 164 students have graduated from CAT and 73% have gained employment within three months.
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    http://cathedralkitchen.org/serving_up_hope/serving_people_education_jobs/culinary-arts/
    Other program like “Project Smiles” is
    a cook. 2014dental clinic that provides FREE basic dental treatment to Camden residents who have no insurance. Open Wednesday and Friday year round based on appointment after 9:30 am also based on the volunteer dentist’s availability.
    Project Smiles phone number: (856) 964-6771
    The location of Cathedral Kitchen
    is showing great hope1514 Federal Street in Camden New Jersey. A recent strategy envisions an expansion for CK to increase the organization asculinary training opportunities alone with generating an enormous milestone forincome to support CK main mission. When the Cathedral Kitchen has becomebuilding next to CK went up on market a reality; they have purchasedplan was set in action. 2012 a vacantproject called “Serving up Hope in Camden” underwent. Generous donations pushed renovations to the building next door and renovated itwith plans to providedevelop it into a larger industrial kitchen,large production kitchen. Goals of providing income to afford the opportunity to expand the culinary training program include dry storage roomarea for supplies and donations, a roof toprooftop garden for fresh vegetables and herbs. Most important build a public café that willwould be open to the public managed by CK chefs and staffed by the students and graduates. Other free services provided throughgraduates of the culinary program.
    “When
    Cathedral Kitchen are “Project Smile” which provides basic [[#|dental services]] two dayssays the change lives one plate at a weektime, I’m living proof of that,” says the lead cook Lebaron Harvey who spoke in front of full room of guest and the South Jersey Eye Center which provides eye care once a monthmayor of Camden on opening day.
    As of Friday April 17, 2015 Cathedrals Kitchen’s Café opened and
    in May will be open to the public.
    Cathedral Kitchen was able to obtain all
    their mobile van atgoals for the Cathedralexpansion when they first started about four years ago. The new renovations of a roof top garden, along with a new baking program that will kick off in August with its first class of already 12 students enrolled. The Café has 35 employees that are teaching 16 new employees as nine of those were already trained through the program.
    Cathedral
    Kitchen was able to raise 2 million out of their goal of 2.3 million from individuals, corporations and offers discounted glasses.private foundations that have made “Serving up Hope in Camden” possible.
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    The Franciscan’s (St Anthony of Padua Parish) offers after school programs for youth. Their mission is to teach the importance of being environmentally friendly. They also provide free gently used clothing for those in need.
    St. Joseph’s Carpenters Society (St Joseph’s Pro-Cathedral) provides classes for adults on how to purchase a home, how to handle the responsibilities of home ownership, promotes community ties, and provides stability. Sisters of St Joseph also promote immigration and equality for this population. (Visit Nuns on a Bus website to find out more)
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Tuesday, April 21

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    The Cooper Grant association has been given approval to construct with the warehouse located at 300 North Delaware Avenue in Camden New Jersey. The warehouse was built in the 19th century and has been used as a warehouse by the Ruby Match Factory (1891-1903) and Campbell's Soup since 1906. On January 9th 2015 the Cooper Grant neighborhood association received approval for their redevelopment proposal for this historic building. Their plan is to change the building use from Storage Group S to Business Group B, which is office space. They will add two floors to allow for more retail space. In addition there will be a small addition built using a soundproof structure to house HVAC equipment and a new backup generator. There will also be a green garden space built along the northeast side of the building. Finally gutters and downspouts will be created to drain rainwater to the underground storm water system as well as obscure glass windows for the privacy of Point Street Residents. htmldiff3http://southjerseyist.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/10750301_8141394452956994595405300933586708_o.jpg
    Another development project is the Waterfront Technology Center at Camden located on 200 Federal Street. It is intended to accommodate businesses in high-tech field like bioscience, microelectronics and information technology. It will be a 100,000 square foot five story building constructed of glass and metal with space for necessary labs and offices.
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Thursday, April 16

  1. page Camden Development edited ... Many of the current policies that affect the economic atmosphere in Camden, come at a price to…
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    Many of the current policies that affect the economic atmosphere in Camden, come at a price to the state, benefiting significantly from state aid. This comes after the state has taken over responsibility for the oversight of Camden, including its schools and police department. Some of the projects that are currently occurring in Camden are:
    EDA (Economic Development Authority) has begun awarding large, South Jersey based companies with sizable tax credits or subsidies to be paid out over a period of 10 years to each company. The two main conditions for these companies are that they build/relocate with at least $50 million, into Camden NJ and stay there for at least 15 years, and that these companies create at least 250 new jobs (each) for the city of Camden. By December of 2014 a total of $1.84 billion in tax subsidies had been offered to companies who complied with these rules.
    Tax subsidies are payments from the government or state that are paid to companies, students or people for many different reasons.
    Two-hundred-sixty million dollars in state aid in being given to Holtec International, an Evesham-based energy firm for the creation of a factory in Camden's port district. The factory is supposed to create 400 jobs in the city. It also will serve as a training facility for unemployed Camden residents and veterans. Furthermore, Holt Logistics will partner in construction of a marine terminal, on Paulsboro’s waterfront. It is expected that 850 permanent jobs will be available as a result of this project. Together both projects are expected to create thousands of construction jobs.
    In recent years Cooper Plaza has been of particular interest for the city of Camden. Not only do the hospital and medical school create jobs, but now it is reforming a whole neighborhood with a new $8.8 million housing development. M&M Development has already constructed 24 homes and plans on building six more, on Berkley Street between 6th Street and Broadway. Five of these homes will be constructed in the place of abandoned, boarded-up houses. The idea is to not only create new attractive homes for those already in Camden, but to bring in new homeowners. The new neighborhood is also bringing in new schools. The KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy Camden network includes five schools: two elementary schools, two middle schools and a high school. It will serve more than 2,800 students. The schools are designed to service those in the Cooper Plaza area. The first school will open this August.
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    Previously updated Initiatives
    Many of the current policies that affect the economic atmosphere in Camden, come at a price to the state, benefiting significantly from state aid. This comes after the state has taken over responsibility for the oversight of Camden, including its schools and police department. Some of the projects that are currently occurring in Camden are:
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    they build/relocate with at least $50 million, into Camden
    Two-hundred-sixty million dollars in state aid in being given to Holtec International, an Evesham-based energy firm for the creation of a factory in Camden's port district. The factory is supposed to create 400 jobs in the city. It also will serve as a training facility for unemployed Camden residents and veterans. Furthermore, Holt Logistics will partner in construction of a marine terminal, on Paulsboro’s waterfront. It is expected that 850 permanent jobs will be available as a result of this project. Together both projects are expected to create thousands of construction jobs.
    In recent years Cooper Plaza has been of particular interest for the city of Camden. Not only do the hospital and medical school create jobs, but now it is reforming a whole neighborhood with a new $8.8 million housing development. M&M Development has already constructed 24 homes and plans on building six more, on Berkley Street between 6th Street and Broadway. Five of these homes will be constructed in the place of abandoned, boarded-up houses. The idea is to not only create new attractive homes for those already in Camden, but to bring in new homeowners. The new neighborhood is also bringing in new schools. The KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy Camden network includes five schools: two elementary schools, two middle schools and a high school. It will serve more than 2,800 students. The schools are designed to service those in the Cooper Plaza area. The first school will open this August.
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    NJ EDA approves of $118 million tax incentive for Subaru of America move to its headquarters from Cherry Hill to Camden next to the Campbell's Soup headquarters by 2016. Subaru pledged to bring in create around 100 new jobs over the next two to three years as well as relocate current jobs.
    NJ EDA approves $170 million tax break for defense contractor Lockheed Martin to re-establish 250 jobs from other parts of the state, to new buildings in Camden. State wide, Lockheed Martin employs nearly 4,500 employees and must continue to do so in order to receive all of the tax credits.
    $250,000 will be gained from this move to Camden by Lockheed Martin over the next 35 years. That's roughly about $7,150 a year.
    Laday, J. (2014, September 7). Camden Housing Development Attracting New Neighbors. South Jersey Times. Retrieved from http://www.nj.com/camden/index.ssf/2014/09/camden_housing_development_attracting_new_neighbors.html
    KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy at Lanning Square. Retrieved from http://foundation.cooperhealth.org/who-we-are/transforming-our-community/kipp-cooper-norcross-academy
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    Walsh, J. (2014, July 21). Critics question benefits of 76ers, Holtec projects in Camden. The Courier Post. Retrieved from http://www.courierpostonline.com/story/news/local/south-jersey/2014/07/19/critics-question-benefits-ers-holtec-projects-camden/12898847/
    Blumgart, J. (2014, September 4). For New Jersey city, tax-free development comes at a cost.Aljazeera America. Retrieved from http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/9/4/for-new-jersey-citytaxfreedevelopmentcomesatacost.html
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    Walsh, J. (2014, July 21). Critics question benefits of 76ers, Holtec projects in Camden. The Courier Post. Retrieved from http://www.courierpostonline.com/story/news/local/south-jersey/2014/07/19/critics-question-benefits-ers-holtec-projects-camden/12898847/
    Blumgart, J. (2014, September 4). For New Jersey city, tax-free development comes at a cost.Aljazeera America. Retrieved from http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/9/4/for-new-jersey-citytaxfreedevelopmentcomesatacost.html
    htmldiff1 Recent Initiative ( Updated as of April 16th by Rutgers Student Philip Cerria) htmldiff2The Cooper Grant association has been given approval to construct with the warehouse located at 300 North Delaware Avenue in Camden New Jersey. The warehouse was built in the 19th century and has been used as a warehouse by the Ruby Match Factory (1891-1903) and Campbell's Soup since 1906. On January 9th 2015 the Cooper Grant neighborhood association received approval for their redevelopment proposal for this historic building. Their plan is to change the building use from Storage Group S to Business Group B, which is office space. They will add two floors to allow for more retail space. In addition there will be a small addition built using a soundproof structure to house HVAC equipment and a new backup generator. There will also be a green garden space built along the northeast side of the building. Finally gutters and downspouts will be created to drain rainwater to the underground storm water system as well as obscure glass windows for the privacy of Point Street Residents. htmldiff3http://southjerseyist.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/10750301_8141394452956994595405300933586708_o.jpg
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    Howard Gillette poses these two questions, regarding recent economic development in Camden, for consideration: “What are the immediate and long-range effects of such development? And how can such efforts prove sustainable in the effort to return our cities to the magnets for building wealth they have been historically?”
    NJPP (NJ Policy Perspective) warns that if these companies decide to leave the area after they're obligated timeline, the citizens will be forced to pick up the lost tax revenue.
    According to Gordon MaccInens, "Awarding profitable corporations billions of dollars mostly to shift jobs around New Jersey is not a job-creation strategy New Jersey Policy Perspective, a liberal-leaning think referring to the tactic as a "feel good gimmick."
    Gillette, H. (2014, September 22). How Will Historians Judge Today's Revitalization Efforts? NewsWorks. Retrieved from http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local//item/73048-how-will-historians-judge-todays-revitalization-efforts/
    Walsh, J. (2014, July 21). Critics question benefits of 76ers, Holtec projects in Camden. The Courier Post. Retrieved from http://www.courierpostonline.com/story/news/local/south-jersey/2014/07/19/critics-question-benefits-ers-holtec-projects-camden/12898847/
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